Why willpower doesn't work for weight loss

Why willpower doesn't work for weight loss

Traditional and FAD diets are the most popular methods to lose weight. The results from diets that reduce calories are rarely long-term, even though they may help you reach your initial weight loss goals. According to researchers, a year after losing weight, 80% of people gain it back.


Motivation and willpower are the problems. The key to losing weight is reprogramming your metabolism to respond healthily to food, sleep, exercise, and emotional triggers.



It can be difficult for many people to lose weight. There is initially a downward trend, but eventually, the numbers become stagnant. Despite your best efforts, the number does not budge no matter what you do. There's a possibility that it will creep back up over time. In most cases, this isn't due to a lack of willpower - it's because your metabolism is designed to keep your weight at its current level.



Biologically, every person has a set point, which is the weight our bodies strive to maintain, regardless of whether it is healthy.


Biology, genetics, and the environment interact to determine your set point, which is controlled closely by your brain. Set points are determined by your unique metabolism (your biology and genetics), how much sleep you get, how much exercise you do, and even how much emotional stress you face (factors determined by your environment).


Your body works hard to protect your set point when the number on the scale gets stuck. As a means of saving energy and making each calorie last longer, your body slows down your metabolism. You are also encouraged to consume more calories by your body, producing more hunger hormones and fewer fullness hormones.


To maintain your "target" weight, your system strives to keep you at it. As a result, your body acts as if it's going into starvation mode when you diet without addressing other biological and environmental factors.


How to readjust your set point

You don't have to live with your set point forever. But a calorie-cutting diet won’t cut it.


Genetics and environment interact to determine your set point. Changing your environment will positively impact how your body responds to your genetics, even though you cannot change your genetics.


Food, exercise, sleep, and emotional health can all be addressed by a holistic program that targets the underlying biology of metabolic health.



You can easily determine whether or not you lost weight based on the number on the scale. However, metabolic health goes far beyond the number. Having a balanced and healthy body on the inside also means having a balanced and healthy mind. Metabolic health is affected by many factors, including immune function, mood, inflammation, and the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.


Weight Loss Coach helps you reset your metabolic system by working with your biology rather than fighting it.


To achieve this, we combine prescription weight loss medications with lifestyle changes involving food, exercise, sleep, and emotional well-being.


Why weight loss medication?

Our weight loss medication program begins with a personalised plan based on your biology. After reviewing your lab work, weight history, and goals, a qualified doctor will prescribe the approved metabolic medication that fits you best.


You can improve your metabolic health while losing weight with the right prescription metabolic medication.


By influencing how your body handles blood sugar and signals to your brain, the GLP-1 metabolic medications we use in our program can help you lose weight and improve your metabolic health. Additionally, they assist your body when it begins to lose weight by reducing hunger and appetite.


GLP1s aren't short-term fixes—they reset your metabolic system so you can lose weight for a long time.


How are lifestyle factors incorporated?

The willpower diet doesn't work. It has been shown that incorporating lifestyle factors into weight loss results in the most impactful and lasting weight loss.


Food, sleep, exercise, and mental health are the four pillars of metabolic health. Our program combines the power of clinically proven medication with a virtual program that targets them all.


By incorporating high-quality, whole foods proven to lower blood sugar and improve gut health rather than diet plans that restrict calories and increase food cravings, our program will help you decrease processed and disease-promoting foods from your diet. In addition to helping you understand how your body reacts to certain foods, we help you feel in control of your diet.


Healthy metabolism and appetite are supported and regulated by getting consistent, quality sleep -- and sleep is often the hardest pillar to control in our environment. To improve the quality of your sleep and your metabolic health, we help you track your patterns to identify a baseline.


Losing weight permanently requires regular exercise. Studies have shown that resistance training increases calorie burning, improves muscle strength, and improves metabolic health. Regardless of where you are starting from, the type and amount of exercise we recommend will help you to make incremental improvements to make exercise a permanent part of your lifestyle.

Emotional health

In addition to affecting your weight and eating habits, your emotional health can affect your hormones. Using our psychological strategies, you will learn how to reduce stress using science-backed and easy-to-achieve practices and recognise what emotional triggers can influence your weight and metabolic health.


Working with biology, not willpower

Additionally, to losing at least 10% of your body weight and, while maintaining it off-the Weight Loss Coach program is also capable of lowering diabetes risk (and even potentially reversing it), lowering several cardiovascular risk factors, including blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as reducing symptoms of depression, arthritis, and sleep apnea.


Your biology has more to do with it than your willpower. Throughout our one-year program, we will help you make significant changes to your diet, exercise, and lifestyle to feel better, lose weight, and improve your metabolic health.



















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